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There's a lot of backtracking now, I really should have started this sooner. It may sound nit-picky, but I really wanted to put down EVERYTHING I had spent on this car to fix the problems it had. As for listing the cleaners, I usually wouldn't add something like that to the list, but as filthy as this thing was, I felt it was okay :thumbsup:

 

 

 

DONE

 

INTERIOR

OEM (Used) Del Sol seats-$100

Black Molded Carpet-$126.40

Door Jamb Trim Clips-$4.18

Radio Console-$62.50

Radio Lid-$21.70

(2) Console Lid Springs-$3.88

(2) Console Lid Spring Bushing-$3.56

(2) Console Lid Bushing-$2.84

(2) Console Defroster Vents-$14.84

Radio Panel-$10.52

Radio Plate-$10.80

Autometer Phantom Water Temp/Air-Fuel Ratio Gauges-$25

Faze Oil Pressure Gauge-$17

OEM Brake/Clutch Pedal Cover-$8.26

All-weather Floormats-$16.94

(2 Rolls)Faux Dynamat Insulation-$31.42

Black Vinyl Paint-$12.58

Green LEDs-$15.00

 

TOTAL 487.42

 

EXTERIOR

Passenger Door Handle-$66.02

OEM Passenger Fender-$186.64

Crutchfield OEM Antenna-$25.88

Del Sol Si Spoiler-$75.00

Aux Light Bulbs-$8.39

Green LEDs-$70.00

 

TOTAL 431.93

 

 

SEALS

Trunk Seal-$53.00

Front Pillar Seal-$121.81

Rear Pillar Seal-$239.67

(2)Center Pillar Garnish Clip-$9.48

Roof Rail Garnish Center Clip-$1.99

Rear Roof Rail Clip-$25.36

Grommet Screw-$3.54

Rear Windshield Runchannel-$24.40

Rear Windshield Outer Weatherstrip-$64.36

Driver's Window Stop-$9.66

 

TOTAL 553.27

 

 

SUSPENSION

Control Arm Bushing-$18.49

 

TOTAL 18.49

 

 

WHEEL/TIRE

Front-Toyo Spectrum-$96

 

TOTAL 96.00

 

 

STEREO

Visonik 15" Subwoofer-$43

(2) Boss Ripper 10" Subwoofers-$42

Cerwin-Vega 500W Amp-$41

Phase Linear 1200W Amp-$60

(3) RadioShack Speaker Terminals-$15

8 Ga. Power/Ground Wires-$12

16 Ga. MonsterCable Speakerwire-$8

(2) Visonik Wiring Kits-$16

(2) RadioShack RCA Y-Splitters-$9

Raptor 1-Farad Digital Cap-$31

AudioPipe 4 Ga. Power/Ground Wires, Ring Terminals, Fuseblock and 100A Fuse-$69

MDF Wood-$25

Grey Carpet-$10

 

TOTAL 381.00

 

ENGINE

Distributor-$100

Starter-$139.99

Oil Seal-$9.76

Used Battery-$19.99

Bosch Oxygen Sensor-$119.69

NGK Platinum Plugs-$24.92

NGK Blue Plug Wires-$59.99

Fram Fuel Filter-$14.97

Alternator Belt-$11.04

Power Steering Belt-$9.88

Gasket HE-$8.20

Gasket B-$10.40

Prop Rod Holder Clip-$1.58

Vision Motorworks Cam Seal-$16.90

Ebay Test Pipe-$30.00

Various Nuts and Bolts-$14.47

VC Grabber Green Paint-$5.24

Blue Wire Loom-$4.99

APC Short Ram-$30.00

 

TOTAL 632.01

 

BRAKES

(2) Front Caliper Rebuild Kits-$50.00

(2) Rear Calipers-$137.98

Rear Baer Decela Rotors-$81.89

Rear Bendix CQ Ceramic Pads-$36.16

Remanufactured Master Cylinder-$42.98

Bleeder Kit-$3.35 (IF ONLY YOU KNEW)

Caliper Paint Grabber Green-$4.99

 

TOTAL 357.35

 

BODY WORK

Sand Paper-$7.20

Repair Bumper Cover Screw Holes-DONE

Pull Driver's Quarter Panel Dent-DONE

Grind/Weld Passenger Quarter Panel Rust-DONE

Sand Trunklid-DONE

 

TOTAL 7.20

 

 

CLEANERS

(2) Foamy Engine Brite-$6.11

Aircraft Stripper-$6.47

(2) Brake Cleaner-$3.95

Scotch-Brite-$2.10

 

TOTAL 18.63

 

SERVICES

Front Tire mount/balance-$40.00

Alignment-$40.00

 

TOTAL 80.00

 

 

TOTAL PARTS-$3063.30

 

VEHICLE PRICE-$1100

 

GRAND TOTAL SO FAR- $4163.30 :laugh:

Edited by Hondahunter

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Here's some pics right when I got it. NASTY DIRTY!!! :nono: Clean your cars people! GEEEZ!!!

 

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sol5.jpg sol7.jpg sol3.jpg

 

Then the fixing began...

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Here's me acting like a douche with my old Vee-dub in the background

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And the most recent pix. Bodywork time!!

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LOL for a second I thought ur total was $80.00

 

 

Haha yeah, free VTEC sol and $80 worth of cleaners. LOL

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There's a lot of backtracking now, I really should have started this sooner. It may sound nit-picky, but I really wanted to put down EVERYTHING I had spent on this car to fix the problems it had. As for listing the cleaners, I usually wouldn't add something like that to the list, but as filthy as this thing was, I felt it was okay :thumbsup:

 

 

 

DONE

 

INTERIOR

OEM (Used) Del Sol seats-$100

Black Molded Carpet-$126.40

Door Jamb Trim Clips-$4.18

Radio Console-$62.50

Radio Lid-$21.70

(2) Console Lid Springs-$3.88

(2) Console Lid Spring Bushing-$3.56

(2) Console Lid Bushing-$2.84

(2) Console Defroster Vents-$14.84

Radio Panel-$10.52

Radio Plate-$10.80

Autometer Phantom Water Temp/Air-Fuel Ratio Gauges-$25

Faze Oil Pressure Gauge-$17

OEM Brake/Clutch Pedal Cover-$8.26

All-weather Floormats-$16.94

(2 Rolls)Faux Dynamat Insulation-$31.42

Black Vinyl Paint-$12.58

 

TOTAL 472.42

 

EXTERIOR

Passenger Door Handle-$66.02

OEM Passenger Fender-$186.64

Crutchfield OEM Antenna-$25.88

Aux Light Bulbs-$8.39

 

TOTAL 286.93

 

 

SEALS

Trunk Seal-$53.00

Front Pillar Seal-$121.81

Rear Pillar Seal-$239.67

(2)Center Pillar Garnish Clip-$9.48

Roof Rail Garnish Center Clip-$1.99

Rear Roof Rail Clip-$25.36

Grommet Screw-$3.54

Rear Windshield Runchannel-$24.40

Rear Windshield Outer Weatherstrip-$64.36

Driver's Window Stop-$9.66

 

TOTAL 553.27

 

 

SUSPENSION

Control Arm Bushing-$18.49

 

TOTAL 18.49

 

 

WHEEL/TIRE

Front-Toyo Spectrum-$96

 

TOTAL 96.00

 

 

ENGINE

Distributor-$100

Starter-$139.99

Oil Seal-$9.76

Used Battery-$19.99

Bosch Oxygen Sensor-$119.69

NGK Platinum Plugs-$24.92

NGK Blue Plug Wires-$59.99

Fram Fuel Filter-$14.97

Alternator Belt-$11.04

Power Steering Belt-$9.88

Gasket HE-$8.20

Gasket B-$10.40

Prop Rod Holder Clip-$1.58

Vision Motorworks Cam Seal-$16.90

Various Nuts and Bolts-$14.47

VC Grabber Green Paint-$5.24

Blue Wire Loom-$4.99

 

TOTAL 572.01

 

BRAKES

(2) Front Caliper Rebuild Kits-$50.00

(2) Rear Calipers-$137.98

Rear Baer Decela Rotors-$81.89

Rear Bendix CQ Ceramic Pads-$36.16

Remanufactured Master Cylinder-$42.98

Bleeder Kit-$3.35 (IF ONLY YOU KNEW)

Caliper Paint Grabber Green-$4.99

 

TOTAL 357.35

 

BODY WORK

Sand Paper-$7.20

Repair Bumper Cover Screw Holes-DONE

Pull Driver's Quarter Panel Dent-DONE

Grind/Weld Passenger Quarter Panel Rust-DONE

 

TOTAL 7.20

 

 

CLEANERS

(2) Foamy Engine Brite-$6.11

Aircraft Stripper-$6.47

(2) Brake Cleaner-$3.95

Scotch-Brite-$2.10

 

TOTAL 18.63

 

SERVICES

Front Tire mount/balance-$40.00

Alignment-$40.00

 

TOTAL 80.00

 

 

TOTAL PARTS-$2462.30

 

VEHICLE PRICE-$1100

 

GRAND TOTAL SO FAR- $3562.30

 

Feeling of accomplishment - Priceless! :thumbsup:

There's a few odds and ends missing, but I'm tired so ef it I'll get it in the morning. :sleep2:

 

Fixed! :thumbsup:

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So true Mike! :thumbsup: Even if someone had offered to do it all for free, I wouldn't trade the time I've put into this car for anything! Doing it yourself makes it your own! You know it in and out!

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Nice progress and V-DUB's FTW! It really adds up once you make a list doesnt it?

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Nice progress and V-DUB's FTW! It really adds up once you make a list doesnt it?

 

 

Thanks! It's come a long way, I started on it mid-November of last year. Haha the VW was going to be my first project, I bought it w/o a motor, trailered it home and got a 1600cc to put in. Tore the motor down and it was gonna be a grand just in the motor, and it needed all new interior including the bed :thumbsup: . The front was packed with bondo, we're talking an inch and a half man. So I had no idea what condition the steering was in through the accident, so I was like ef it.

 

Yes, it adds up VERY quickly! Haha. But I'm pretty much right on target, so I'm happy.

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Little bit of an update...

 

I started sanding her down after I took the bumpers off and repaired them. So far the trunk and the driver's quarter are sanded. It just got too cold and today it's rained a lot :dry:

 

Pics and more progress tomorrow if no rain!

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That's a HUGE JACK!!!

 

 

*careful you don't flip it over using that thing :laugh:

Edited by alex37211

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That's a HUGE JACK!!!

 

 

*careful you don't flip it over using that thing :laugh:

 

 

haha i know right? there's a story behind that jack too...

my dad was a mechanic at Kmart auto center years ago.

somebody was doing some construction nearby, and they left all kinds of stuff when they finished.

he brought it inside, and said if they came back and asked to give it to them. they used it around the shop,

but when he left it went with him! hell of a jack man! i do need a lo-pro if i ever plan on lowering though :crazy:

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hell of a jack man! i do need a lo-pro if i ever plan on lowering though :crazy:

I've got a similar one in my garage. And since I am lowered I have to jack up the driver side first with the trunk jack to fit the floor jack under the core support. :blush:

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I've got a similar one in my garage. And since I am lowered I have to jack up the driver side first with the trunk jack to fit the floor jack under the core support. :blush:

 

haha i have to put blocks of wood before my ramps when i change my oil. ramps are big too, all this stuff was from back in the muscle-car era :devil:

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Update! Little more sanding done!

Mike keeps telling me I just need to get on it and finish! :laugh:

But I have been spending a lot of time with the boys and my lady recently, so that's why I'm not finished!

Soooo basically the driver's side is done sanding, minus a few tiny spots that are still glossy. And the mirror :thumbsup:

Approximately 23 door dings were filled today, glad to see that out of the way. More sanding tomorrow, and for all the regulars, more pics :pirate:

Other than the sanding I have left, driver's quarter will be fixed, passenger quarter needs a little smoothing. All the body work I can think of ATM :sleep2:

 

As I wait for them to upload, I am considering getting a rebuild kit for one of my dad's old spray guns. Anybody know where you buy new seals for them? He has two but one is a POS tiny thing which will probably just sit on the shelf forever. The other one looks decent, it's a siphon-feed but so is mine. One day I'll move up to a gravity-fed gun :drool: with sexy anodized colored parts! :devil:

 

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Still needs to be addressed...

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How you fixing the quarter?? Cause I know some one who sent me a nice PM months back! Hasn't been around much lately though! :devil:

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just please take off the seals when you paint, the PO of my old sol didnt do that and the shop masked them off, poorly, then tried to clean the paint off with thinner, well you can guess what that did to the seals :(

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How you fixing the quarter?? Cause I know some one who sent me a nice PM months back! Hasn't been around much lately though! :devil:

Newspaper and bondo?

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How you fixing the quarter?? Cause I know some one who sent me a nice PM months back! Hasn't been around much lately though! :devil:

I will be cutting the rust out, putting a patch panel in, and welding it in place. Smoothing it out with some bondo.

 

comin out good man

thanks Dwayne! You need to send me some money and I'll come fix your hatchy! :thumbsup:

 

just please take off the seals when you paint, the PO of my old sol didnt do that and the shop masked them off, poorly, then tried to clean the paint off with thinner, well you can guess what that did to the seals :(

yes, i will :thumbsup: . Already in the plan. Especially those brand new targa seals :crazy: Don't want to buy those again!

 

Newspaper and bondo?

 

umm how about HELL to the NO. :laugh:

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Looks good keep working on it. I notice your outside i get that car in somewhere with heat if u wanna work on it when the weather really changes.

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Looks good keep working on it. I notice your outside i get that car in somewhere with heat if u wanna work on it when the weather really changes.

 

 

yeah it can be quite cold :rant: . Luckily it hasn't been bad lately. It's very nice today, I'm actually about to go sand some more. I want to finish sanding by the middle of this week. Then I can find somewhere to take it in and spray it myself :thumbsup: . I'm looking forward to that VERY much!

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nice man. looks like you put a lot of time and effort into your ride. Ya gotta appreciate that!

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Thanks, I definitely do!

 

I'm almost done sanding. Bumpers, spoiler and targa and I'm set. Should be done tomorrow. :thumbsup:

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Fixed the quarter rust today! ENJOI

 

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patch panel courtesy of mi faja

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Camera messed up after this >_< FAIL.

Will post pics tomorrow, all I have left is smoothing it out. Letting the Bondo dry.

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